In May last year, the civic body had demolished several structures for a road-widening project, including the Shiv Sena shakha at Kalwa Naka and local NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad’s party office. Local Sena leaders said they needed some structure to run the shakha from.
The results came as a big setback for the Sena, which was hoping to win between 45 and 54 seats. The Sena had started preparations for the polls months ago with the induction of sitting corporators and leaders from the Congress, NCP and BJP.
Fadnavis last night announced a Lokayukta probe into into the opposition allegation that there had been serious impropriety in clearing a slum-redevelopment project in the city by Housing MinisterPrakash Mehta, a BJP member in the cabinet.
While Congress claimed that it received none of the two NCP votes for Patel, state NCP president and MLA Jayant Patel alias Boskey said that he voted for him and blamed the Congress for the uncertainty about their alliance.
Congress and NCP leaders Sunday said they would take their battle to the streets if the government fails to act against Housing Minister Prakash Mehta. The monsoon session began on July 24 and will continue till August 11.
Minutes after Udayanraje Bhosale’s arrest, shops and business establishments downed shutters in Satara, which spent tense moments till the MP was granted bail. His arrest also triggered a controversy after television channels purportedly showed a senior police officer hugging him when he surrendered.
Jain’s unit had been closed and reopened in January 2016. The public prosecutor in the case had told the high court that though Jain was paying wages to his labourers when the company was closed, he received a demand for Rs 2 lakh from Bhosale’s men.
Shiv Sena starts Karj Mukti campaign, Congress asks the big question to farmers: Have you got the loan waiver?
“The doors of the Congress are open for those who want to join us in Gujarat for the Assembly election; all those who do not agree with the BJP’s policies are welcome to join us”.
Both parties decide to intensify protests with road blockades and demonstrations across the state.
Fadnavis government in the state was not helped by the party’s internal struggles in dealing with the farmers’ strike which has continued despite the announcement of a loan waiver.
With this refusal, Opposition parties, which were said to have been trying to persuade the Maratha strongman to enter the race, will be forced to look at other “acceptable names”.
The offences against Saseendran pertain to sexual harassment, stalking and insulting the modesty of a woman.
The leaders said they are willing to “consider” if the ruling coalition proposes an “acceptable” name.
The Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress have already said that in the existing framework they won’t be participating as they want the rules changed.